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Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach provides sports, homework, arts
and crafts and mentoring services for children of all ages.
Information: Kim Maxwell, (949) 494-2535.
Bridge Learning Center for Homeless Children, Inc. is seeking
mentors to talk to children living in this transitional shelter to
improve their self-esteem according to President Howard Levin.
Mentors work for one hour a week at the shelter, need to be 16 years
or older and be able to drive themselves to the shelter. The Bridge
Learning Center’s mailing address is P.O. Box 4121, Laguna Beach.
Information: (949) 494-0591.
Designing Women need volunteers to sign up for next year’s Color
It Orange event. Information: Barbara Lawrence, (949) 499-3580.
Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center needs volunteers to
work as docents or in animal care for all days all shifts. Shifts are
a minimum of four hours in the morning or afternoon and require a
one-year commitment. Must be 18 or older. Information: (949)
Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomes volunteers to help with
administrative tasks and organize events and fund-raisers.
Information: 494-1018, Ext. 1.
The Laguna Club for Kids provides structured activities ad care
for children ages 5 to 12 in a home-like setting. Volunteers will
help staff manage organized games, arts and crafts and computer lab.
Information: Shelley Cox Jones, (949) 494-7630.
The Laguna Community Band welcomes new musicians to join the
30-member, three-year old band. The band plays show tunes, swing,
march, folk and classical pieces. Information: Bill Nicholls, music
director at (949) 362-3228 or Dennis White, president at (949)
Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. is always happy to welcome volunteers to
work in a variety of capacities in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.
Opportunities include giving tours, producing the newsletter and give
information to visitors. Information: (949) 494-9352.
The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers 18 years
and older who are willing to do all kinds of tasks. They require a
four-hour per week commitment and hold a monthly orientation meeting
for prospective volunteers. There are also volunteer opportunities
for high school students who want to fulfill their community service
Information: (949) 497-3552
Laguna Beach Art Museum is always happy to hear from people who
will work in the gift store or help visitors at the information desk.
Information: (949) 494.8971, Ext. 218. e-mail:
Volunteers are needed to staff the Friends of Laguna Beach Library
Book Shop, open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
staying open until 6 or 7 p.m. Wednesday. Staffers will sell books in
the book shop, said president Martha Lydick. The library is located
at P.O. Box 36, Laguna Beach. (949) 497-7053. Friends Book Shop is at
Friends of Literacy and The Library Foundation seek help
fund-raising for the literacy program, said president Martha Lydick.
P.O. Box 1696, Laguna Beach 92652. (949) 497-7053.
Queen of Hearts Guild of the CHOC Foundation is actively seeking
members to participate in the fund-raising efforts that pay for the
medical care of seriously ill children. If you are interested you are
invited to attend meetings. Membership is $40 per year. Information:
Valerie Immel, (949) 494-6336 or Nancy Benedetti, (949) 499-1710.
SchoolPower is looking for hard-working, motivated people who want
to be part of our board of trustees. The board’s mission is to help
give the students of Laguna Beach an exciting and unique public
education. Information: (949) 494-6811.